Ash is the Director of Technology Services with primary responsibility of overseeing all technology and data driven services. This encompasses the existing CRM platform, its maintenance and strategic growth, automation and all ancillary services. In addition, he has oversight on business development and management oversight for IT services.
Prior to joining Lateral Link, Ash was the CIO at the Hamilton County Clerk in Ohio, where he modernized IT systems and operations, pioneering the development of integrated technology services for county government based on scalable, virtualized platforms incorporating a high level of security and encryption protocols.
He has held key leadership/principal roles in Fortune 100 industries spanning engineering, manufacturing, security, and banking.
He has a doctorate in Decision Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy NY) and a masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Univ of Maryland at College Park. His interests are in areas of information technology, agile manufacturing and engineering design that drive value and outcomes from improved design and optimization and has presented his work at numerous academic and professional conferences. He has also co-authored research papers in leading journals.
He enjoys exploring ideas and approaches that leverage strategic application of research and information technology to create services that serve not only to simplify and improve customer experience, but create real business value to many resource management and operational functions.
Ash lives in Irvine with his wife and three kids. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends, experimenting with gastronomic endeavors, and tinkering with automation and home improvement projects. He loves riding his bike and teaching STEM to high school kids.